January 29

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 36; Psalms 9:1-10:18; Matt. 20:17-34

Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24

George Kirk was a believer who valued, “Real Life Insurance.” He prayed, “You have given me true insurance that is payable when I leave this life by death. I may purchase insurance on my physical life, but only You could purchase, and totally pay for, insurance that has an eternal guarantee. May I, as a steward, be a good insurance salesman of the greatest offer ever made to all mankind. It costs the beneficiary absolutely nothing and gives absolutely everything.” Do you have that insurance? —Anon.

We’ve a story to tell to the nations that shall turn their hearts to
the right, A story of truth and sweetness, a story of peace and light.
—Colin Stern

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Genesis 36:1-43; Psalms 9:1-10:18; Matthew 20:17-34

Take heed unto thyself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:16

Here is a charge to guard the integrity of our personal lives while we earnestly contend for the doctrines of the faith. Every Christian knows the importance of studying the Scriptures (1 Tim. 2:15). But knowledge of the Word does not guarantee our spiritual success, neither does our parentage, privilege or past achievement. Heart attachment to Christ and abiding in Him is the only way by which our spiritual well-being is assured, saving us (and others) from a lot of anguish. If these words needed to be spoken to Timothy, how much more for us? —Mark Kolchin

There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.
A place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God.—C. McAfee